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Faculty Affairs News 020 -- October 31, 2014 -- Spooktacular Halloween Edition!

ENGAGING STUDENTS EVENT
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 7, 2014, 1-4 PM
NEDDERMAN HALL / 6TH FLOOR / RADY ROOM

Join colleagues as we learn new techniques for engaging students from expert Nancy J. White (http://www.fullcirc.com/about/about-Nancy-white/)  This year's Engaging Students Conference is in partnership with the LINK Lab and will be limited to 50 participants. To learn more about this event and sign up, visit http://www.uta.edu/ctle/teaching/engaging-students,-november-7.php 

College of education and link research lab events
November 13, 2014

The College of Education and the LINK Research Lab invite you two events with Dr. Thomas Reeves on Thursday, November 13. Dr. Reeves will present on “Inquiry with Impact: The Promise of Educational Design Research” from 11:00 am to Noon. The second event following the presentation is a workshop from 12:30 to 4:30 pm, “Conducting Educational Design Research (EDR).”  Both events will take place in Chemistry Physics Building (CPB) 303 above the planetarium. The workshop is by reservation through the LINK Lab; please contact Justin Dellinger (jdelling@uta.edu) to reserve your spot by noon Wednesday, November 12.  Light lunch will be available at the workshop. Please consult the speaker page for additional information on both events.

Behavior Intervention Team (BIT):
A Source of Support for Students in Distress

As we move toward the end of the semester, stress and tension can mount, especially for many of our students. If you encountered a student whose behavior goes beyond the normal classroom disturbances, or a student who appears distressed, then please contact the Behavior Intervention Team or "BIT" for assistance. The BIT will evaluate the circumstances and determine the appropriate plan of action for the student. To learn about identifying student behaviors that might benefit from a BIT referral or to find out how to make a BIT referral, visit http://www.uta.edu/bit/referring/index.php

HSI UPDATE

UT Arlington's recent recognition by HACU at its annual conference October 5, 2014 as a leading Hispanic Serving Institution marks the beginning of a renewed effort to win a Title V grant. The HSI task force will be meeting in the next few weeks to evaluate our last grant submission and begin planning for the 2015 submission. Title V, Part A grants provide up to $525,000 per year for 5 years to Hispanic Serving Institutions to serve not only Hispanic students but all Pell Grant-eligible (low income) students. In addition, as an HSI, UT Arlington is eligible for HSI STEM individual awards totaling $3.875 over a 5 year period; USDA grants totaling up to $300,000 over 3 years, Department of Defense Minority Serving Institution grants, and National Endowment for the Humanities' HSI funds that go to faculty to conduct basic research for 12 months.  If you are interested in learning more about these efforts or wish to join the HSI task force, please contact Nadine Douditski in Faculty Affairs at nadine@uta.edu.

DID YOU KNOW...?

... that Qualtrics is an online survey software supported by OIT that faculty and staff could use to launch their own surveys? Qualtrics is very easy to use, similar to Survey Monkey, but with a lot more features, and it’s no cost to UTA users. The contact person in OIT to request access to Qualtrics is Brandon Gunnip, bgunnip@uta.edu


 
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